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They've really come full circle. Pretty big waste of time, took em two years to see the error in their ways.

Does anybody realize how painstakingly retarded this transition was?
Great news, the Start button is coming back! (but it takes you to metro start page)
Microsoft is bringing the Start Menu back! (well about time)

Now just get rid of that crummy flat look and bring back Aero glass and it might be usable.
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Well, that's a small step in the right direction Microsoft! While we're at it, give to option to completely remove metro tiles in Windows 9, and some Steam integration would be nice!
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So, what is it then? If it's not PEBKAC then why don't I ever get nor have ever seen a virus that somehow disables the start button from working? It's clearly related to the user here.

In the beginning ( not literally ) there was Windows 98, XP, Vista, Win 7.

It has happened to me before where I can't access the start button or task bar with a mouse or the keyboard. If you think I'm screwing with you Google it.
Basically if that happens only thing you can do is hard reset, sometimes if you were lucky you could force a log off. I get all the weird issues buddy. smile.gif
    
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explain how I can paste the user and pass for the vpn connection into this panel. Clicking away closes the panel so you are never able to copy the pass


explain how to do this since "people hate for no reason"




Like most people that hate on Win8 I'm not sure how you are running into problems. I was always able to sign into a VPN and have it remember my credentials. Actually no one at my company has ever came to me with problems using our VPN on our company laptops (all use win8).

Also people hate for no reason because too many people cried about it early on instead of learning it, then it will become a giant circlejerk consisting mostly of people that haven't touched win8.
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Myself, I think Metro looks neat but it was the biggest reason for me to not even look at picking up Windows 8 when it came out, simply because of how many horror stories I was hearing about how difficult Windows 8 was to navigate with just a keyboard and mouse.

This is exactly what I'm talking about. The majority of people that claim they don't like 8 never used it. I have no problems using 8 and I see the metro menu less than once a week. Too many people are scared that there is a different menu screen (even though in daily use you can avoid it altogether). Is Win8 perfect? No. But its a far cry from what most people with no experience in the matter have to say about it.
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Heh, already made the transition to 8.1 two days ago. The start menu will make a welcome return, but in the meantime I'm getting by just fine without it. Just enable boot to desktop, tidy up the start screen a bit and you're good to go.

 
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Like most people that hate on Win8 I'm not sure how you are running into problems. I was always able to sign into a VPN and have it remember my credentials. Actually no one at my company has ever came to me with problems using our VPN on our company laptops (all use win8).

That is not what i had asked.

I asked specifically How do i copy and paste the user and pass (from a text file for example since they are impossible to remember), into the vpn connection.

I didn't ask anything about saving credentials. Explain how a person would go about copying a user and pass, into that screen, since when you click away from that screen, it closes. Also before you go about attempting to belittle my experience, i've used every single windows since it was released. I'm quite familiar with "how to save credentials", my question was a simple productivity question
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Now just get rid of that crummy flat look and bring back Aero glass and it might be usable.

but flat UI is in!
 
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Well, that's a small step in the right direction Microsoft! While we're at it, give to option to completely remove metro tiles in Windows 9, and some Steam integration would be nice!
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God no. Thank god that will NEVER happen. Steam integrates JUST fine. It installs.
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OMG awesome why didnt they just do that in the first place bah
 
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Now just get rid of that crummy flat look and bring back Aero glass and it might be usable.

That's one of the three things that make me steer clear of Win 8. That flat blue is not attractive at all. Aero was much nicer IMO.

So basically, why I won't touch Win 8:

- Tiles are useless and ugly as sin to me (no matter where MS puts them)
- Metro is more of a step backwards for productivity and useless on the desktop
- Flat blue task bar and windows borders are an eye sore compared to Aero Glass

Basically, Win 7 is has all the things I want and none of the crap I don't aside from the slight performance increase of Windows 8 which I do acknowledge.

Scrap the entire Win 8 look completely. Start over with something COMPLETELY different from it, yet still reminiscent of Win 7 without being another Win 7 (if that makes sense)

Keep desktop mode default no matter what.

Will this happen? Of course not. I know better than that, which is why Win 7 will be my last rodeo with MS operating systems.

Go ahead, MS. Prove me wrong. I'd love that.
 
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